Ambition Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ambition

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That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


I came to declare that I am a friend to Arabs, at a time when it is not easy to be friend to Arabs, because nowadays those who have ambitions and interests would not befriend Arab.
~By George Galloway ~


Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
~By William Shakespeare ~


At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art.
~By Brian Eno ~


My one ambition is to play a hero.
~By Sessue Hayakawa ~


There's no secret about my ambition, I do not want to go into the House of Commons. My only real political interest is in London and if one day I'm in a position to run for mayor, then terrific.
~By Trevor Phillips ~


Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.
~By Horace Walpole ~


I'm not totally altruistic. I've always had great career ambitions. But it has to come out in an organic way. If you push yourself out beyond where you are supposed to be, there's this pressure.
~By David Friedman ~


My craziest ambition is to take John Madden's job and salary.
~By Michael Strahan ~


Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
~By Sallust ~


In the future, when we get serious about executing things correctly, this thing will be very easy to do. If we find out that this technique does not work, I don't intend to step on dead bodies to achieve something because I don't have that kind of ambition. My ambition is to help people.
~By Panayiotis Zavos ~


The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul.
~By Mason Cooley ~


I should have been smart enough to stay happy. But my ambition ruled my life.
~By Eva Gabor ~


A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


Among those best known, their highest ambition is to build American homes, possess American furniture, dress in American clothes, adopt the American style of living and be American citizens.
~By Sheldon Jackson ~


The experience awakened 'my tremendous musical ambition, which has never subsided to this day.
~By Georg Solti ~


There are so many things to take into account - your ambition, your ego, the press, the consumers. You can never be sure that you'll be on top of the pile again.
~By Giorgio Armani ~


I have a few personal ambitions for the band.
~By John Deacon ~


To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
~By William Eardley IV ~


Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
~By Sallust ~


Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~


So they've actually - it's not that her character is a singer, but she had ambition to do that at an earlier time in her life. So I've actually sung two or three times now on the show.
~By Katey Sagal ~


We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
~By Barack Obama ~


Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.
~By Saint Augustine ~


A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
~By Pearl Bailey ~


The big biography of Lincoln necessarily had to do so much with his political career, his ambitions, his accomplishments in public, with less time to spend on his private life, his inner life, and I thought this might be a way of getting at that.
~By David Herbert Donald ~


Ambition it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
~By J. M. Barrie ~


I used to think I had ambition... but now I'm not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They're easily confused.
~By Rachel Field ~


The truth is really an ambition which is beyond us.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
~By Allen Tate ~


Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


I had found myself a new mission - and once more my recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly.
~By James W. Black ~


You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there's certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now.
~By Marcus Allen ~


I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
~By George W. Bush ~


My ambition is to be happy.
~By Penelope Cruz ~


America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.
~By George W. Bush ~


I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
~By Eden Phillpotts ~


Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
~By Angela Carter ~


To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.
~By Henry Drummond ~


Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
~By Barack Obama ~


It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
~By Franz Liszt ~


But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish desire to voice all the joys and sorrows, the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro, in classic musical form.
~By James Weldon Johnson ~


My ambition is peace and perfection.
~By DeForest Kelley ~


At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
~By Salvador Dali ~


A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
~By Frances Burney ~


But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself, can adapt to the needs of its citizens, can take their views into account. That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
~By John Hutton ~


I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime.
~By Lee Atwater ~


Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
~By William Whitehead ~


My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.
~By Noah Webster ~


If it awakens in us as a whole how important that is - the theme of how conquest and ambition are meaningless without contribution - I think then as a society we're in better shape. I hope people are inspired to be the best.
~By Rob Morrow ~


Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice.
~By Georges Bizet ~


I think back and marvel that my ambitions were so small.
~By Helen Reddy ~


One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don't, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you.
~By Samuel Dash ~


If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


The left and the right live in parallel universes. The right listens to talk radio, the left's on the Internet and they just reinforce one another. They have no sense of reality. I have now one ambition: to retire before it becomes essential to tweet.
~By Barney Frank ~


It's okay to have personal ambitions, but you have to take someone with you.
~By Roger Staubach ~


I have no political ambitions for myself or my children.
~By Joseph P. Kennedy ~


I can't sing. Definitely no ambition in that area.
~By Corin Nemec ~


Since we started, Chris and I had theatrical ambitions.
~By Neil Tennant ~


Mel is nuts. He puts on a suit and a tie and acts like a normal person so people think he's okay. He's definitely out in left field. He's got the ambition of a boy.
~By Dom DeLuise ~


Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.
~By Jim Henson ~


Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
~By Herbert Kaufman ~


Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career, Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity.
~By Annette Funicello ~


The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
~By Jodie Foster ~


Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
~By A. C. Benson ~


Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
~By Hosea Ballou ~


All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.
~By Cesare Pavese ~


But as a young kid, I never did, really have an ambition to be a farmer. I never thought, gee, I would like to farm, and I want to raise these crops. I didn't quite know what I wanted to do.
~By Sam Donaldson ~


I didn't know then that I would never be able to leave the sounds and smells of these sights behind me, but I was fiercely conscious of one thing-my ambition.
~By Emanuel Celler ~


Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


I've become a captive of my own ambitions.
~By Patsy Cline ~


I don't particularly have any magical ambitions, but then, I never did. I just enjoyed the game.
~By Paul Daniels ~


If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.
~By Karl Von Clausewitz ~


My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions.
~By Omar Bongo ~


The U.S. along with China, Japan, South Korea and Russia has an important role to play in containing North Korea's nuclear ambitions and exerting all the influence we can possibly exert.
~By Zach Wamp ~


To his doctrines I owe my great and glorious ambition for the sex to which I proudly belong and whose independence I shall defend until my dying day.
~By Rosa Bonheur ~


My ambitions were already very clearly fixed by the time I was 6 or 7.
~By Joshua Lederberg ~


If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything, but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.
~By Whitfield Diffie ~


Big results require big ambitions.
~By Heraclitus ~


A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.
~By Wilson Mizner ~


I had a burning ambition. Otherwise, I wouldn't have accomplished it.
~By Claire Bloom ~


Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope - and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
~By Bob Riley ~


The press regularly proclaims my ambitions and my financial demands.
~By Placido Domingo ~


I wanted to be an outstanding player, that was my ambition.
~By Imran Khan ~


People in the U.K. cannot understand whether Blair has lost his mind or whether his ambition to be the second-most-powerful man in the world made him lose his mind.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


I wanted to be a doctor at one point and I also wanted to be a pilot. I think if you grow up in a dodgy area, reality often beats down those ambitions as you get older. But with me that never really happened.
~By James McAvoy ~


In a couple, sometimes, one or both people have to give up their personal life, dreams and ambitions for the good of the family.
~By Monica Bellucci ~


One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering ambition for their daughters.
~By Lawrence Welk ~


Vietnam was a lie but at least there was a political agenda. It was the domino theory. Iraq is about nothing but George Bush's ego laced with imperialist ambitions. And it was helped by your government.
~By Donald Sutherland ~


As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.
~By Johnny Depp ~

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